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    How to stop AVG anti-virus from creating large .tmp files
    « on: March 13, 2011, 04:21:51 AM »
    I am using AVG anti-virus version 8.5.449, and a genuine version of windows xp.

    My drive C has 6GB storage capacity, but every now and then large temp files (.tmp) are created by AVG that reduce my drive C to only a couple of hundred MB, and so I have to keep deleting them.

    Is there a way to stop these .tmp files from being created?

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      Re: How to stop AVG anti-virus from creating large .tmp files
      « Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 09:56:34 AM »
      No,
      There's no way to stop AVG from creating those files. But maybe you should consider upgrading your hard drive. A 6GB hard drive is extremely small for this time and day.

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        Re: How to stop AVG anti-virus from creating large .tmp files
        « Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 11:05:13 AM »
        Sorry, what I meant was I have 6GB 'available' capacity.

        The strange thing is that my AVG works fine on my other computers without creating these large .tmp files.

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        Re: How to stop AVG anti-virus from creating large .tmp files
        « Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 02:15:58 PM »

        Sorry, what I meant was I have 6GB 'available' capacity.

        How big is your hard drive?  Obviously is it nearly at full capacity.

        The strange thing is that my AVG works fine on my other computers without creating these large .tmp files.

        Are these other computers hard drives at full capacity?
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          Re: How to stop AVG anti-virus from creating large .tmp files
          « Reply #4 on: March 18, 2011, 08:19:49 AM »
          1.  My hard drive is 38GB in size.

          Here's an example of what has happened:  Last week my remaining capacity was about 6GB.  Now it is down to 5.3GB.  A .dmp file (sorry, not .tmp as I have previously stated) -- avgnsx.exe_129445797905156250_F.dmp -- was created on March 14.  This file is 763MB large.  And such files are created week after week.

          Note:  I don't store data files on the operating drive.

          2.  No, my other computers' drives are not at full capacity.

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          Re: How to stop AVG anti-virus from creating large .tmp files
          « Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 08:25:25 AM »
          AVG isn't creating those dump files.

          Windows Error reporting is when AVG crashes.

          Only thing I can think to try would be to completely uninstall AVG (use their remover tool)

          and reinstall it from scratch. (or maybe take the oppurtunity to try another AV program).
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            Re: How to stop AVG anti-virus from creating large .tmp files
            « Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 10:27:16 PM »
            AVG isn't creating those dump files.

            Windows Error reporting is when AVG crashes.

            Only thing I can think to try would be to completely uninstall AVG (use their remover tool)

            and reinstall it from scratch. (or maybe take the oppurtunity to try another AV program).

            BC_Programmer, thank you for your tip that points me to the real cause of the problem.